lacrimal gland disorders

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A swollen lacrimal gland will protrude above the outer angle of the eyelids

A swollen lacrimal sac will protrude medially to the inner angle of the eyelids.

Swollen lacrimal glands and lacrimal sacs are often the result of infection.

Mumps may cause a dacryo-adenitis and therefore induce swelling of the lacrimal gland.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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